Among the crew members killed that day were Sergeant Patrick Stewart of Fernley and Chief Warrant Officer John Flynn of Reno.
The soldiers were assigned to D Company, 113th Aviation "Mustangs" (now B/189thGSAB), Nevada Army National Guard.
The Chinook was shot down with a rocket propelled grenade by Taliban insurgents 180 miles southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Stewart, 35, was the chief flight engineer for Company D, while Flynn was the pilot.
Also killed were Adrian Stump, flight engineer, Tane Baum, flight engineer, and Sgt. Kenneth Ross, door gunner.
Stewart and his wife, Roberta lived in Fernley. The pair was married in Nov. 2003, in the Virginia Highlands.
Stewart was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Air Medal posthumously and had a total of 11 yeas of military experience.
The Nevada Army National Guard is raising $25,000 for the cost of the memorial and encourages the public to donate to the fund.
Memorial contributions can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank under the "Friends of Mustang 22 Memorial Fund". Wire transfers can be made via routing number 121000248 and account number 9893386731.
Checks can also be mailed to the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF), Attn: CW5 Sean Laycox, 20,000 Army Aviation Drive, Reno, NV, 89506-1200.
For additional information, contact Sean Laycox at 775-972-2779. or e-mail Sean.Laycox@...